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CMIC Program 1.0

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Department of Technology, Management and Budget

CMIC Program 1.0

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) is providing a grant opportunity to extend broadband service into unserved areas in Michigan. The grant funds are available to projects that demonstrate collaboration to achieve community investment and economic development goals of the area impacted.

CMIC 1.0

Pursuant to Public Act 618 of 2018, the Connecting Michigan Communities Grant Program shall award grants to applicants for projects that exclusively extend broadband service into unserved areas in Michigan. “Broadband service” means a retail terrestrial service capable of delivering high-speed internet access at speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and 1 megabit per second upstream. “Unserved area” means either a census block without at least 1 provider providing broadband service within the census block, or a delineated area within a census block without at least 1 provider providing broadband service. Priority shall be given to projects that demonstrate collaboration to achieve community investment and economic development goals of the area impacted, and that are able to demonstrate they have the managerial, financial, and technical ability to build, operate, and manage a broadband network.  All grant project work must be completed by September 30, 2023.

CMIC 1.0 Progress Report

CMIC 1.0 Grant Timeline

Public Comment February 4 – 15, 2019
Application Period July 1 – August 30, 2019
Initial Award Recommendations Published May 27, 2020
Comment and Objection Period May 27 - July 27, 2020
Grant Awards Announced October 8, 2020
Completion Date of the Project September 2023

 

CMIC 1.0 Final Grant Awards

As a requirement of Public Act 618 of 2018 - Section 806, at the time an award is given to an applicant, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget shall provide notice on its website of each application receiving funds, including the name of the entity, the amount of funds being received, the broadband speed, and the unserved location indicated by census blocks, or the delineated area within a census block, for which the applicant is receiving the funds. View list of eligible census blocks by clicking on the project name.

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

BROADBAND SERVICE SPEEDS

PROJECT TOTAL

GRANT AWARD

Barger Creek Wireless

Connecting Communities in Montmorency and Oscoda Counties

Montmorency, Oscoda

50 Mbps / 30 Mbps

$4,401,301

$3,233,618

Comcast

Armada Township

Macomb

2 Gbps / 2 Gbps

$3,394,420

$3,034,206

LakeNet

Brant Fiber Project

Saginaw, Gratiot

1 Gbps / 100 Mbps

$1,372,537

$959,873

Marq6 Broadband

Delta and Schoolcraft County Broadband

Delta, Schoolcraft

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$913,192

$812,741

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Hillsdale and Lenawee

Hillsdale, Lenawee, Jackson

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$1,066,580

$799,935

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw

Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$1,342,744

$1,007,091

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Berrien and Cass

Berrien, Cass

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$547,229

$410,422

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Calhoun

Calhoun

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$368,000

$276,000

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson

Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$1,043,598.20

$782,699

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Hillsdale

Hillsdale

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$436,800

$327,600

Initial CMIC 1.0 Grand Award Recommendations

As a requirement of Public Act 618 of 2018 - Section 806, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) shall make initial grant award recommendations. Within 30 days after the award recommendations have been made, DTMB shall publish on its website the freedom of information act redacted grant applications, the proposed geographic broadband service area, and the proposed broadband service speeds for each application that receives an award recommendation. Before granting a final award to any applicant, DTMB shall establish a period of at least 60 days from the date the award recommendations are published on the department's website, during which time the department will accept comments or objections concerning each application. DTMB shall consider all comments or objections received in deciding whether an applicant is eligible for a grant. DTMB will be accepting comments and objections to the initial grant award recommendations from May 27, 2020, through July 27, 2020.

APPLICANT PROJECT NAME GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA PROPOSED SPEEDS
ACD Barry County FiberNet Barry 1 Gbps / 1Gbps
Baraga Telephone Company Southern Keweenaw Project Keweenaw 1 Gbps / 1 Gbps
Barger Creek Wireless Connecting Communities in Montmorency and Oscoda Counties Montmorency, Oscoda 50 Mbps / 30 Mbps
Comcast Comcast Armada Township Macomb 2 Gbps / 2 Gbps
Comcast Comcast Dexter Township Washtenaw 2 Gbps / 2 Gbps
LakeNet Brant Fiber Project Saginaw, Gratiot 1 Gbps / 100 Mbps
Marq6 Broadband Delta and Schoolcraft County Broadband Delta, Schoolcraft 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Hillsdale Lenawee Hillsdale, Lenawee, Jackson 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Berrien and Cass Berrien, Cass 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Calhoun Calhoun 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Cass and St Joseph Cass, St Joseph 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Mercury Connects Hillsdale Hillsdale 100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

 

Geographic Service Area Map

Areas shown on the map identify the geographic service area of the proposals included in the initial grant recommendations by census block and do not identify the specific service routes or partial census block areas proposed by these projects.      

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List of Census Blocks for Proposed Projects

Comment and Objection to the Initial CMIC 1.0 Grant Award Recommendations

DTMB will be accepting comments and objections to the initial CMIC grant recommendations from May 27, 2020, through July 27, 2020.  Please read the Comment and Objection Instructions prior to submitting the Comment and Objection Form to file a comment or objection regarding the initial grant recommendations.

All comments and objection forms must be submitted via email to DTMB-CMICGrant@michigan.gov and must be received by DTMB no later than 4:00PM on Monday, July 27, 2020.  Any materials submitted to DTMB as part of a comment or objection are subject to public disclosure via Freedom of Information Act requests.

Comment and Objection Instructions
Comment and Objection Form 
CMIC Comment Objection FAQ 2020 (updated May 27, 2020)

Comment and Objection to the Initial CMIC 1.0 Grant Award Recommendations

DTMB will be accepting comments and objections to the initial CMIC grant recommendations from May 27, 2020, through July 27, 2020. Please read the Comment and Objection Instructions prior to submitting the Comment and Objection Form to file a comment or objection regarding the initial grant recommendations.

All comments and objection forms must be submitted via email to DTMB-CMICGrant@michigan.gov and must be received by DTMB no later than 4:00PM on Monday, July 27, 2020. Any materials submitted to DTMB as part of a comment or objection are subject to public disclosure via Freedom of Information Act requests.

Comment and Objection Instructions
Comment and Objection Form
CMIC Comment Objection FAQ 2020 (updated May 27, 2020)


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